Introducing the August/September 2023 issue of Musicals magazine, featuring Bernadette Peters

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Bernadette Peters: the London-bound Broadway legend on singing for Sondheim | La Cage aux Folles: the groundbreaking musical, 40 years on | Elaine Paige on how Wicked cast a spell over Musical Theatre

Musicals is the new magazine celebrating the world of Musical Theatre, from the West End to Broadway and beyond.

In our fourth issue, Aug/Sep, Matt Wolf interviews the legendary Broadway leading lady Bernadette Peters, who reveals all about her close working relationship with the late, great Stephen Sondheim, and how it feels to make her West End debut this autumn in the Sondheim tribute revue Old Friends.

Bernadette Peters

As Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre prepares to stage a fresh revival of La Cage aux Folles, we look back at the history of this pioneering queer musical – which premiered on Broadway 40 years ago. David Jays chats to the current production’s creative team, plus original cast member Leslie Stevens.

Next to Normal, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical, which tackles big issues like mental health and addiction, comes to the Donmar Warehouse. Tim Bano speaks to Kitt and to star Trevor Dion Nicholas, who has made an unusual journey from Aladdin via Hamilton to this hard-hitting show.

Sit down, you’re rockin’ the mic! The Bridge Theatre’s smash-hit production of Guys & Dolls is being captured in a cast album by Broadway Records (out in September). Edward Seckerson visited to learn all about this complex process, and to learn why the label decided to record in the theatre for the first time ever.

Welcome back Elaine Paige! The Musical Theatre star returns to our pages with a regular column celebrating the musicals that proved to be the biggest game-changers. This time, it's the spellbinding Wicked...

Mrs Doubtfire, Assassins, 42nd Street, The Wizard of Oz and Groundhog Day are included in our UK live show reviews, plus don’t miss our reviews from Broadway – Days of Wine and Roses, and Britney Spears musical Once Upon A One More Time.

Broadway’s Camelot and Shucked and the London cast recording of Bonnie & Clyde are included in our expert recording reviews. And we begin our new series of classic recording reviews with Sunset Boulevard.

PLUS all the latest news as well as listings for West End, Broadway, regional, touring and international live shows.

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